Solaris 10 What's New

Solaris Cryptographic Framework for Developers

This feature is new in the Software Express pilot program. This feature is included in the Solaris 10 3/05 release.

The Solaris Cryptographic Framework provides cryptographic services to applications. Applications can access the framework through libpkcs11(3LIB) and at higher levels.

The Solaris Cryptographic Framework provides the following features for developers of applications that use encryption:

See the following man pages: libpkcs11(3LIB), pkcs11_softtoken(5) and pkcs11_kernel(5). See also Solaris Cryptographic Framework for System Administrators.

Vendors of software or hardware cryptographic accelerators who are interested in supplying plug-ins to the Solaris cryptographic framework should contact Sun Microsystems for more details.